Pastor Lesego Daniel (pictured) has been at the center of some heated controversy, after it was publicized — via his Rabboni Centre Ministries in Garankuwa, South Africa’s Facebook page — that he had instructed congregation members to eat grass so that they can “be closer to God,” according to Times Live.
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The minister, who is oftentimes referred to as a “miracle man,” reportedly made his congregation of about 1,000 eat the grass as part of a ritual to show that humans can be controlled by God’s spirit.
When the church members ate the grass, a few claimed they were cured of their ills. One woman, 21-year-old law student Rosemary Phetha claimed she suffered from a sore throat for an entire year. Once the young woman ingested the grass, she swore it healed her malady, telling Times Live, that the…